Names in the News

Metropolis magazine’s Game Changers 2015, honoring the foremost forward-looking talents in the world of architecture and design, includes Brooklyn-based Water Pore PartnershipENR’s “20 Under 40” list includes Jessica Sheridan, AIA, LEED AP, and Jean Anderson of Gensler, Alexander Napoli of HNTB, and Scott Allen, Assoc. AIA, of Perkins+Will

 Joshua David has stepped down as President of Friends of the High Line, but will remain involved as one of the organization’s co-founders and a member of the Board of Directors…

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has nominated Kim Lee Vauss, AIA, for the Architect seat, and Wellington Chen as a Lay Member of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission. De Blasio also appointed Ethel Sheffer as the Mayor’s Representative and Hank Willis Thomas for the Painter seat of the NYC Public Design Commission

Former Parsons Brinckerhoff President and CEO George J. Pierson has launched The Pierson Advisory GroupWHR Architects has opened a new office in NYC following a recent merger with EYP Architecture & Engineering…The New York Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has joined Be Original Americas, a nonprofit organization promoting the value of authentic design…

Jon Miller, AIA, LEED AP, has joined STV as Executive Vice President and will head the firm’s Buildings & Facilities Division…Hauke Jungjohann has joined Thornton Tomasetti’s New York office as Vice President and East U.S. Region Leader…CetraRuddy has hired Thomas E. Graul, AIA, as Senior Associate and Technical Director, and Michael Simon has been promoted to Associate Principal…Michael Freedman, AIA, has been named Partner of MDSzerbaty+Associates ArchitectureStephen Earle has been named Senior Vice President and Creative Director of Related Companies.